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Shaare Torah is a welcoming, vibrant Conservative synagogue community in Gaithersburg, Maryland, dedicated to the ideals of Jewish tradition (Masoret), and to acts of kindness (Hesed). Our congregation includes more than 300 member households, as well as hundreds of other individuals and families living throughout Montgomery County, Maryland.
Shaare Torah is currently looking to add to our collaborative team of dedicated teachers. Ideal candidates will have some teaching experience although not necessary, preferably in a Jewish educational setting, enthusiasm for working with children, passion, and a demonstrated commitment to Judaism. Candidates should be comfortable with project-based learning and other hands-on modalities to meet the needs of our diverse learners.
Our program meets on Sunday mornings 9:00-12:00 PM and mid-week afternoons (online on Tuesdays and in-person on Wednesdays). We have many teaching options available regarding days and times!
We also have an opening for a teen class teacher (8th-10th grade) that will meet twice a month for 1.5 hours each.
Are you passionate about Arts? Sports? Teva (Nature)? Hebrew? Rabbinic Texts? We are actively seeking individuals to join our team who possess a deep passion for their unique niches and the ability to integrate them into teaching through a Jewish lens. As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to bring your specialized expertise and interests into the classroom, enriching our students’ learning experiences. Whether you have a strong background in music, art, history, science, or any other subject, we encourage you to utilize your niche knowledge to enhance Jewish teachings and connect them to real-world contexts.
Applicants should also have the following:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, technological, and communication skills.
An understanding of central themes in Jewish education such as holidays, lifecycle and texts, Torah, Hebrew, etc.
The ability to create and implement hands-on, interactive, and engaging lesson plans and teach with enthusiasm.
Ability to attend occasional community-building Shabbat dinners and holiday programs during the year as needed.
Be comfortable with switching to online/hybrid learning as needed. Must own a personal computer with access to Zoom.
Must be available for in-person professional development sessions on two Sundays in August/September.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Please send your resume to Leah Miller, Director of Family Education & Engagement, to firstname.lastname@example.org.